Non-SCPS Enrollment

Permission to Enroll in an SCPS Course for Undergraduate Students

‌Students from schools/colleges outside of SCPS may request permission to enroll in some courses offered in SCPS.


SCPS students will be given priority enrollment for SCPS courses. Requests submitted on behalf of a non-SCPS student by his/her advisor will be reviewed one week prior to the start the session. If a student is in the Quinlan School of Business, he/she must have approval from his/her Quinlan advisor to take a major-specific class, in addition to the FSYA advisor, when applicable. Decisions will be contingent upon space available. Students will be notified of enrollment approval or denial via e-mail.

Most SCPS courses meet on an eight-week evening schedule at the Water Tower Campus or online. As a reminder, SCPS courses are tailored for working adult populations in an accelerated, 8-week format. Please review the information below before submitting a request.

Students wishing to enroll in an SCPS section should meet the following requirements:

  • Students must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Students enrolled in 15 or more credit hours for the requested term must have a cumulative Loyola GPA of 3.00 or better.
  • 30 total credit hours completed (at Loyola or in transfer) preferred.
  • Students are to meet all course prerequisites and requirements. 
  • Any special permission (i.e. approval of enrolling in more than 18 hours) must include a written approval from the student's advisor.


Please note the following guidelines when requesting to enroll in an SCPS course:

  • Permission for enrollment will not be granted for the following BA Management courses (with sections denoted): 
    • All courses with the Course ID CPST; includes CPST 200 through CPST 390.
  • Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and will be time-stamped based on the date and time the request is received. 
  • SCPS sections may not be audited.
  • SCPS sections are discouraged for those with fewer than 30 college credits (Loyola and/or transfer).

Request Procedure

Complete the Non SCPS Student Appeal Form. This form must be signed by the student's academic advisor and sent via the advisor’s email address to Please see the form for additional instructions.


Phone: 312-915-6501

Fax: 312-915-6508

Office: School of Continuing and Professional Studies, LT-401, WTC

Attendance Policy

Students in SCPS classes are expected to arrive promptly and attend every class meeting. 

Success in SCPS courses will heavily depend on attendance and participation in the classroom.  Because of the intensity of the 8-week class format, missing one class is equivalent to missing approximately two weeks of course content in the semester format, and will affect your grade.

If you are unable to attend or will be late for a class meeting, you must notify the instructor in advance of the absence. The instructor reserves the right to decide how absences will affect your grade, and whether make-up assignments will be given or accepted. Unexcused absences may result in failing the course.

Withdrawals from SCPS Courses

SCPS courses follow an adjusted withdrawal schedule than the 16-week calendar. Students who enroll in SCPS courses must adhere to the SCPS academic calendar and the withdrawal schedule as outlined by the Office of the Bursar.